Cluster headache

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Appallingly bad headache, comes in clusters. Not migraine

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Description

Diagnosis

Is clinical, on the history and an absence of other serious diagnoses.

Treatment

Breathing 100% oxygen seems effective for some people, and is worth trying if it can be arranged. Injected or nasally sprayed sumatriptan are also worth trying.

Ergot, although unfashionable, has also been reported to be effective.

See also

OUCH website http://www.ouchuk.org